"his dundrearies, which the arbiters of the best English male fashion had declared a shade vulgar"

Edward Sothern as Lord Dundreary
Public DomainEdward Sothern as Lord Dundreary
Dundrearies were very long and bushy side burns.  They took their name from a character in the 1850s play Our American Cousin.  The photograph to the left shows an actor in costume for this role, wearing the eponymous facial hair.